July 15, 2017 is one month since professional staff began working on June 12th with other staff at the Buckeye Clinic in Piol South Sudan. The Buckeye Clinic is now a full service Primary Health Care Center (PHCC) collaborating with the John Dau Foundation who is managing the clinic services with support from UNICEF and the United Nations Common Humanitarian Fund.  We received a report of the medical services provided at the Buckeye Clinic in the first 30 days. The John Dau foundation is providing management of the clinic including reporting of services provided. This report is provided by Kon Abraham, Project Manager for Twic East County, John Dau Foundation. The report demonstrates that the need is great and the volume and kinds of services provided are many. Our Buckeye Clinic Steering Committee and Board were very impressed to see how busy the clinic is and the depth and breadth of the clinical services. Here are some highlights.    

The report is from June 12-July 15, 2017*  

  • Total number of clients seen is 1,243
  • 82 pregnant mothers were seen at the Antenatal (Prenatal) Clinic
  • 4 deliveries were assisted by staff
  • 3 at the clinic
  • ​​1 in the community
  • 98 children were vaccinated
  • 1023 patients were seen for outpatient visits
  • 44 patients were admitted to the clinic facilities and stayed some hours until stable to return home usually with medications

 

For this first month an average of over 40 patient visits occurred daily! Since the Buckeye Clinic is the only clinical site in South Twic East County some walked miles from distant villages for care. 14% were seen for prenatal care or for vaccinations. 83 % came to the outpatient department. 3.6 % were kept at the clinic until stable. .3 % were new mothers who received assistance with delivery. Obviously the need is there and people in South Twic East County are seeking preventive (e.g., vaccinations and prenatal care), help with childbirth and care for many other ailments at the Buckeye Clinic.  

 

This week we received the following message from Kon Abraham from the John Dau Foundation. “Our midwife in Buckeye clinic has conducted another delivery which took sometimes for her to complete it. This mother you will see attached below came to the clinic after 24 hours on labor, Amuor put her on oxytocin to help cervix dilate fully and gave her 5% dextrose 500ml to give her the energy she has wasted when she was at home laboring. In the after-mass all of these wise attempts, the mother pushed her baby boy successfully and the baby’s score 8/10 (APGAR score). She was safely discharged home on some drugs.  Bravo Buckeye Clinic, bravo our Midwife!”

 

Attached the photos Kon sent.

 

Submitted July 27, 2017 by

Dale Svendsen, MD

Chair, Medical Advisory Committee

Buckeye Clinic in Twic East County, Jongelei State, South Sudan